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Recreation on the river

Two of our contributing photographers have captured two different ways to enjoy the Macquarie River.

These dragon boat paddlers (above) were spotted sharing the river with a kayaker as they made their way underneath the L.H. Ford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Colin Rouse took the second photo of his German Shepherd Sheba sporting a bright yellow life jacket while enjoying a swim in the Macquarie.

Colin explained that he bought the life jacket for Sheba in the hope that she’d join him on a canoe ride, but she refused to hop in the boat. So she now wears it when they go swimming in the river for exercise.

Sheba is actually a great swimmer but, because she’s older, wears the jacket for extra safety.

In case you’re wondering, Colin has a matching yellow life jacket!